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CRANBERRY MIMOSAS

A slightly tart cocktail with just a hint of orange. It’s so easy to make with only 3 ingredients - champagne, cranberries & orange juice. Decked out in red & green makes it perfect for the holidays.
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup champagne or club soda for a virgin mimosa
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice or orange liqueur like Cointreau
  • Garnish: frozen cranberries coated with sugar see note below, thyme sprigs, orange slices

Directions

  1. Fill champagne flute 1/2 way with champagne (about 1/2 cup). Add cranberry juice and orange juice. Stir lightly.
  2. Garnish with a few frozen sugared cranberries on a toothpick or an orange slice on the rim and a sprig of thyme (optional).
  3. You can also make a pitcher just prior to serving to make it easier to serve a crowd.

Recipe Notes

To make frozen sugared cranberry toothpicks: Remove a handful of cranberries from a bag of frozen cranberries and run under cold water. This should thaw them out enough to be able to stick a toothpick through them. Place 3 cranberries on each toothpick. Once you have them on the toothpicks, pour a small amount of sugar onto a plate & roll cranberries in sugar. Place on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet and return to freezer until ready to use. Once frozen, they can be placed in a resealable plastic bag for easier storage.